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Philadelphia Negligent Security Lawyers

Inadequate Security Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA Fighting for Justice and Compensation for Victims of Assaults and Attacks Throughout Philly

Providing adequate security at events and commercial properties isn’t just a formality. When companies and organizations fail to meet this responsibility, they put your safety and even your life at risk. After an assault or other type of harm arising out of negligent security, you may be able to hold the company accountable for its failures—but you’re going to need help. Led by shareholder Miriam Barish, the Philadelphia negligent security lawyers at Anapol Weiss are uniquely suited to handling these cases for you.

Anapol Weiss’s Proven Results in Negligent Security Cases

Ms. Barish has an extensive background in litigating negligent security claims, including violent and sexual assaults in psychiatric hospitals and parking lot assaults and robberies. Additionally, she participated in obtaining a landmark negligent security verdict in a wrongful death case involving two women. For Ms. Barish, protecting the rights of victims, and particularly the rights of women, is of the utmost importance.

Inadequate Security in Philadelphia

It’s no secret that violent crime is a significant problem in the city of Philadelphia. Despite the undisputed wrongdoing of the perpetrator who assaulted or hurt you, this individual may not be the only one to blame for the harm you suffered.

In Philadelphia parking garages, hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes, sports stadiums, shopping centers, event centers, concert venues, and public transportation facilities, inadequate security can have serious and even deadly repercussions.

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Anapol Weiss has insider knowledge of the unique factors and risks that apply to commercial properties all over the city.

Areas our Philadelphia Negligent Security Lawyers Serve

Our negligent security law firm assists clients throughout the city and beyond, including:

  • North Central Philadelphia
  • South Philadelphia
  • Alleghany West
  • Carroll Park
  • East Parkside
  • Elmwood
  • Fairhill
  • Frankford
  • Frannklinville
  • Germantown
  • East Germantown
  • Glenwood
  • Haddington
  • Harrowgate
  • Hunting Park
  • Juniata
  • Kensington
  • Mill Creek
  • Nicetown-Tioga
  • Olney
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Strawberry Mansion
  • University City

Turn to us for answers about potential negligent security claims anywhere in the city. We can evaluate whether a property owner’s inadequate security contributed to the crime against you and whether you have any avenues for seeking financial compensation.

What Is Negligent Security?

When you’re a guest or visitor to a business’s or organization’s property, you generally have a right to expect some level of reasonable security to keep you safe. The level of security you can expect depends on factors such as the type of property you’re visiting and the specific risks.

Negligent security refers to instances in which the property owner fails to provide reasonable, adequate security.

A negligent security lawsuit is a type of premises liability claim, in which you seek to hold the owner of the premises liable for harms that occurred there as a result of their negligence. However, instead of establishing the existence of slipping hazards and similar dangers, in these cases, you must establish that the organization’s security measures (or lack thereof) constituted a failure to meet a duty the company owed to you and other guests on the premises.

This is a difficult element to establish under the law. You’re going to need the skills and assistance of seasoned inadequate security attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, who know how to identify evidence to support claims of inadequate security and understand the nuances of this complicated area of Pennsylvania law.

Examples of Negligent Security Cases

Our Philadelphia negligent security lawyers can assist you with all kinds of inadequate security injury claims. We assist victims of harm such as the following, as well as their families:

  • Physical assault
  • Battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Carjackings
  • Shootings
  • Mass shootings
  • Murder

A number of actions or inactions on the part of property owners and security firms can contribute to these terrible consequences, even if the actual perpetrators of such violent crimes were in no way affiliated with the organization.

Examples of the types of actions and inactions that, in certain circumstances, may qualify negligent security include:

  • Lack of or broken, poorly maintained fences, gates, or other physical barriers
  • Poor lighting, including failures to install security lights in parking garages, stairways, and other dark places
  • Lack of locks, failure to use existing locks, and faulty or ineffective locks
  • Lack of security cameras or non-working security cameras
  • Lack of alarm systems or malfunctioning alarm systems
  • Lack of security personnel or poor training that results in personnel not knowing how to respond to threats and reports of assaults or attacks
  • Lack of alert systems, emergency call buttons, and other systems for communication and reporting of attacks
  • Lack of appropriate safety procedures, including protocols to prevent visitors who mean harm to others from entering the property, evacuate visitors as needed, or otherwise be prepared to respond to attacks and emergencies
  • Unreasonably slow response times following distress calls

These and other failures to provide adequate security can occur in numerous environments throughout the city. Our Philadelphia negligent security lawyers are prepared to assist victims injured due in part to inadequate security in environments such as the following:

  • Apartments
  • Community housing
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient care facilities
  • Schools, including colleges and universities
  • Public buildings
  • Public transportation facilities and vehicles, like trains and buses
  • Airports
  • Workplaces
  • Parking garages and parking lots
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Sports stadiums
  • Theaters
  • Concert venues
  • Fairs, events, and conferences

Some victims of assaults related to inadequate security are targeted at shows and events. Others suffer harm while going about their day, going to work, running errands, or simply going home.

Whatever the case, all parties that played a role in the terrible attack that harmed you deserve to be held accountable. While an individual perpetrator will hopefully face criminal charges for their actions, this result won’t be enough to make you whole after what you have been through. Your best hope for that outcome is typically recovering financial compensation for all of your losses through a civil lawsuit, often against a company or organization whose negligence enabled the crime against you.

Seeking Compensation for Assaults Through Inadequate Security Claims

If your Philadelphia negligent security lawyers are able to establish the elements needed to prove the property owner’s breach of duty to you, you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover financial compensation for your losses.

The types of damages for which you could sue in an inadequate security lawsuit are specific to your circumstances, but they may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses, including treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression that is related to the attack you suffered
  • Future projected medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity due to permanent disabilities
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of quality or enjoyment of life

Getting the compensation you deserve requires you to skillfully present extensive evidence of inadequate security measures and documentation of your harms and losses over the course of a complex legal process.

How Anapol Weiss Can Help You

At Anapol Weiss, we guide our clients through all stages of their negligent security claims and handle every aspect of the legal process. We want you to focus solely on your recovery and your family’s well-being without the distraction of trying to manage a legal battle.

The work we do on behalf of our clients spans all stages of the claims process, including:

  • Initial consultation
  • Investigation of the attack and the potential defendants’ security measures
  • Documentation of all facts and damages
  • Filing of the claim and, if necessary, litigation
  • Continuous legal representation and advocacy throughout your case
  • Skillful settlement negotiations
  • Preparedness for trial (if necessary)
  • Resolution of your claim

The legal process can be complicated, especially in issues as complex as negligent security, but we handle every part of it for you.

Why Choose Anapol Weiss?

Over our more than 45 years of experience, the team at Anapol Weiss has become nationally recognized for its excellence in advocating for victims and giving them a voice. Our proven record of success includes landmark negligent security cases, the first of their kind, in which we successfully secured justice for victims harmed due to inadequate security measures.

We’re fully dedicated to not only getting you the maximum payout possible for your circumstances but also securing justice by holding accountable property owners whose negligence puts guests like you at risk. To us, this isn’t just another case. It’s a crucial battle to protect your rights and the safety of the public.

Contact Anapol Weiss Today for a Free Consultation

It costs you nothing to explore your legal options and find out whether you have the grounds for a negligent security claim. At Anapol Weiss, each case starts with a free consultation and evaluation. Our commitment to contingency fee representation means that, if you have a case, we can represent you throughout the course of your legal proceedings at no upfront cost.

If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Negligent Security Cases in Philadelphia and Throughout Pennsylvania